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Cost Action groups can be time-consuming to set up—but the payoff is worth it

Cost Actions—networks enabled by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology initiative—have a reputation for being tricky and time-consuming to establish.

That reputation is not entirely unjustified, says Karim Benabdellah, a senior scientist at the University of Granada, Spain, and leader of a Cost Action network awarded funding in 2022. However, Benabdellah added in this interview first published in July that year, the payoff from all that work is worth it when the network is up and running.

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